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Employee share schemes and shadow payrolls: Impact from New Zealand tax changes

Aug 14, 2019 @ 03:30 PM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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Country Tax Update: New Zealand   There has been a small increase in the maximum contribution to the Accident Compensation Levy. The net effect is a small increase in tax for higher incomes. To simplify and modernize New Zealand’s tax ...

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Tax Collection Change in France: What you need to know! [update]

Aug 08, 2019 @ 01:30 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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Country Tax Update: France A withholding tax system that was previously announced as taking effect as of January 1, 2018, went into force on January 1, 2019. The new withholding requirement will apply to many income types, including ...

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Economic liberalization in Myanmar: Impact on Goods and Services

Aug 04, 2019 @ 07:15 PM / by Meleah Paull

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Availability of Goods and Services in Yangon Economic liberalization in Myanmar over the past decade has brought significant change to the availability of goods and services in Yangon. While expatriates once shopped on home leave or R&R ...

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Salaries increase 28.9% due to major tax reform in Lithuania

Jul 30, 2019 @ 02:36 PM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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Lithuania as seen during a recent on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Oscar Rasson.   Country Tax Update: Lithuania   Major tax reform has been implemented in Lithuania for 2019. One goal of the changes is to shift the tax ...

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The Economic Impact of Swine Fever in Vietnam and China

Jul 26, 2019 @ 03:42 PM / by Alex Davis

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Widespread outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) There has been a widespread outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Asia. ASF is a virus that causes hemorrhagic fever in pigs, with a mortality rate approaching 100%. The disease kills ...

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Luxembourg's 38% population growth impacting housing market

Jul 18, 2019 @ 07:12 AM / by Emily Thomas

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Luxembourg as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. Luxembourg experiencing a Landlord's Market Luxembourg has a landlord’s market, with greater demand than supply. New construction is constant but mostly consists of smaller ...

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Global Mobility News: The latest in housing, tax, and goods & services [2019: Q2]

Jul 11, 2019 @ 06:23 AM / by Patrick Benedetti

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Data Points: A selection of AIRINC cost-of-living survey results The results are in! Data Points, AIRINC's quarterly newsletter, is now available on our website at https://www.air-inc.com/data-points/ 

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Increased Vacancies and Falling Rents in Abu Dhabi and Dubai!

Apr 30, 2019 @ 04:20 PM / by Rose Allen

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates during survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Rose Allen. New Construction, Increased Vacancies, and Expo 2020 Rents dropped in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where housing supply continues to exceed demand.

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The Gulf Cooperation Council and Collective Tax Reforms: What you need to know!

Apr 25, 2019 @ 07:40 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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Kuwait City, Kuwait as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. The GCC and collective tax reforms Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries first agreed to collective tax reforms in 2016, including directives to implement ...

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Housing Market Snapshot: Supply outpacing demand in Doha, Qatar

Apr 21, 2019 @ 07:43 PM / by Rose Allen

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Doha, Qatar as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. A declining rental market With housing supply exceeding demand and the number of incoming expatriates dropping, Doha’s rental market declined over the past year. 

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